Summary

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses held a briefing addressing the impacts of the President’s FY 2008 budget on energy efficiency and renewable energy (EE/RE) programs, including impacts upon states and low-income consumers.

The panel covered the implications of the FY 2008 budget on federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, focusing primarily on DOE’s energy efficiency and renewable energy R&D technology programs.  The panelists also examined the impact of the budget on important energy programs operated by states, including weatherization.  With dramatically rising energy prices for homes, businesses and vehicles, the states shared their concerns about shortfalls in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding and the proposed cut to the Weatherization Assistance Program.

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